Rare Candy is a small, independent, Amsterdam-based graphic design studio, founded in 2016 by Abel van Erkel.
Focusing on movie poster and title design, inspired by DIY art culture, and textural imperfections.

Nova

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When Nova (15) brings her little sister to soccer practice, she exchanges a glance with the new coach, which results in a feeling she can’t seem to put a finger on.

Directed by: Luca Meisters
Production: IJswater Films

A Holiday from Mourning

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A teenage girl attempts to flee the grief she has felt since her mothers’ death by going on a post-exam trip to a Portuguese party town. But the faster she runs, the more the feeling she is trying to escape from catches up with her.

Director: Zara Dwinger
Production: Studio Ruba

Movie Poster Design Een tienermeisje vlucht van haar verdriet over de dood van haar moeder, door toch mee te gaan op de felbegeerde eindexamenreis.

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Champ

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Esma is a 14-year-old kickboxing talent whose dream it is to become the world’s best fighter. Esma also lives with the constant fear of losing her mother, who is severely ill.

Director: Cassandra Offenberg
Production: HazazaH Pictures

Movie Poster Design Esma is een veertienjarig kickbokstalent met grootse dromen om 's werelds beste vechter te worden.

Yulia & Juliet

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In a juvenile delinquent center two girls find comfort in love for each other. Once one of them gets released, they don’t know how to deal with this and both seek for a solution.

Director: Zara Dwinger
Production: Lemming Film

Movie poster and type design for a contemporary love story based on the motives of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Seeds of Deceit

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2021 Sundance Film Festival
The revelation in 2017 that the late Dr. Karbaat clandestinely used his own semen to inseminate over 65 of his patients shocked the world.

Directed by: Miriam Guttmann
Production: De Familie Film & TV

Seeds of Deceit tells the story of the most renowned fertility doctor in the Netherlands during the 70s and 80s, Dr. Karbaat, who clandestinely used his own semen to impregnate over 65 of his patients.

Short trip

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A documentary about the impact of a fatal accident in a young group of friends.

Director: Cassandra Offenberg
Production: Witfilm

Movie Poster Design Short Trip - A film about the sense of immortality among a group of young friends who have recently lost one of their own.

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Skip en de rhythm rangers

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Dance is by far the most important thing in 14-year-old Skip’s life. He’s got big ambitions, so whenever he gets the chance to take part in a dance competition with his all-boys group the Rhythm Rangers, he’s completely committed to the rehearsals at the local dance school.

Director: Olivier S Garcia
Production: Witfilm

Movie poster and type design De 14-jarige Skip vormt met een handjevol jongens de dansgroep de Rhythm Rangers.

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The World is Yours

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A documentary about people with a fascination for the film Scarface.

Director: Olivier Garcia
Production: NFTA

Movie poster and type design for a documentary about peoples fascination with the film Scarface

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Funkele

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Fifteen-year-old Robin and her best friend Merel share everything and are inseparable. Except for Robin’s budding sexuality and curiosity. Robin is ashamed of this and keeps it anxiously hidden.

Director: Nicole Jachmann
Production: Dutch Mountain Film

Movie Poster Design Fifteen-year-old Robin and her best friend Merel share everything and are inseparable. Except for Robin’s budding sexuality and curiosity. Robin is ashamed of this and keeps it anxiously hidden.

The Mechanics

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Paul Spooner and Will Jackson are part of this obscure world. Despite their differences, these two friends have one thing in common. They create magical, moving machines out of wood and metal.

Director: Olivier S Garcia
Production: NFTA

Movie poster and type design for a film about the wondrous world of mechanics.

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Ons Moederland

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To what extent is our national history a breeding ground for the current fear of newcomers?

Director: Shamira Raphaela
Production: Tangerine Tree

Movie Poster Design 2Doc: Ons moederland schetst aan de hand van het dagelijks leven van Constant Kusters,

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Un creux dan mon coeur

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Sometimes things happen that turn everything to silence. To the point that nothing makes sense anymore. As if everything got stuck.

Director: Mees Peijnenburg
Production: Halal

Movie poster and type design for a black and white short film in the north of France.

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Laatste Rit

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When a cab driver reluctantly has to pick up his last customer of that night in a deprived neighbourhood in Rotterdam, it turns out to be a lady that gives this last ride an unforgettable twist.

Director: Edson da Conceicao
Production: IJswater Films

When a cab driver reluctantly has to pick up his last customer of that night in Rotterdam, it turns out to be a lady that gives this last ride an unforgettable twist.

Geen koningen in ons bloed

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Gouden Kalf award:
Best TV Drama & Actor

Tomas and Naomi weren’t born for love. They will never be royals, but as brother and sister they have each other.

Director: Mees Peijnenburg
Production: Pupkin Film

Movie poster and type design Tomas and Naomi weren't born for love. They will never be royals, but as brother and sister they have each other.

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Disconnect

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In Disconnect, the characters express themselves through dance. This way they show they’re feelings, from the first fights to the very end.

Director: Gregory Samson
Production: NFTA

Movie Poster Design De relatie tussen Anja en David loopt stuk, zoals relaties dat soms doen. Maar wanneer valt een breuk nog te redden en wanneer kun je de ander beter loslaten?

Daddy and the Warlord

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Gouden Kalf Award:
Best short Documentary

In postwar Liberia Clarice Gargard searches the truth concerning her father’s dubious connection to warlord Charles Taylor.

Director: Shamira Raphaela
Production: De Familie Film & TV

Movie Poster Design Gouden Kalf voor Beste Korte Documentaire

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Torso

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Axel (47), a trainer with a battered body and criminal past, wants to take first place in an amateur bodybuilding competition despite his physical defects.

Director: Olivier S Garcia
Production: Tangerine Tree

Movie Poster Design Axel (47), een krachttrainer met een gehavend lichaam en crimineel verleden, wil ondanks zijn fysieke mankementen de eerste plek in een amateur bodybuilding wedstrijd behalen.

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Deepfake therapy

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Under the guidance of a renowned grief therapist, bereaved family members are having an interactive video conversation with their deceased loved ones through the use of new digital techniques.

Director: Roshan Nejal
Production: NFTA

Movie Poster Design Under the guidance of a renowned grief therapist, bereaved family members are having an interactive video conversation with their deceased loved ones through the use of new digital techniques.

L’été et tout le reste

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Gouden Kalf Award: Best Short Film
When at the end of the summer the last ferries with tourists leave and most of young Marc-Antoine’s friends have left for the mainland to study or to work, he and his friend Mickael remain behind on the deserted island.

Director: Sven Bresser
Production: IJswater Films

Movie poster and type design for a movie about two friends in Corsica trying to escape solidified routine.

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Free Fight

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Gouden Kalf Nomination:
Best Actor & TV Drama

The bond between the two MMA fighting brothers, Joes (22) and Matthias (28) is tested by the sudden death of their mother, as they both struggle in their own way with the grieving process.

Director: Sven Bresser
Production: IJswater Films

Movie poster design for a film about two brother who are MMA fighters. Shortly before an important fight, their mother passes away.

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A view from above

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A View From Above follows the intimate journey of an astronaut going up into space, guided by metaphors from the life on earth.

Director: Dylan Werkman
Production: NFTA

Movie Poster Design A View From Above follows the intimate journey of an astronaut going up into space, guided by metaphors from the life on earth

Mensendagen

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A frog is reborn in a human being’s body. While this man, Allard, grows alienated from his familiar surroundings, the frog inside looks for a way back to the marsh he came from.

Director: Coen Eigenraam & Jeroen van ‘t Hullenaar
Production: Room for Film

Movie poster design for a film about a frog that is reborn in the body of a human.

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Porfotto

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The three friends Em, Moreno and Kyon have raised a local money laundering practice in Rotterdam. They feel like kings and go home with a good feeling. In one night they find out that money is not enough to solve their problems.

Director: Edson da Conceicao
Production: NFTA

Movie poster design NFTA: Porfoto (2019)

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Cavello

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Short drama in which 12-year-old Kai tries to win back his best friend Thomas after the latter falls in love with a classmate. Kai makes a choice that will determine the rest of his life.

Director: Sven Bresser
Production: IJswater Films

Movie poster and type design for a movie about two close friends.

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